High School Relations

Milwaukee Area Technical College offers an exciting way to begin your college education by taking career and technical courses while still in high school.

For more information, contact:

Erin Cherney
414-297-6068
cherneye@matc.edu

Jonathan Feld
414-297-6179
feldj@matc.edu

Opportunities Include

College Board Advanced Placement Tests (AP)

Credit for Prior Learning and Experience may be awarded to students satisfactorily passing Advanced Placement exams. The transfer is made as a non-course credit by exam credit from the official AP Exam. AP gives students an opportunity to take college-level courses and exams while still in high school. A good AP grade may indicate that the student would benefit from entering a more advanced course than the usual first-year course or should receive credit for a college course that they have not taken. AP Grades range from 5 to 1: 5-extremely well qualified, 4-well qualified, 3-qualified, 2 and 1- no recommendation. To receive college credit, MATC requires an AP score of three (3) or higher. Please submit an official AP score report to MATC’s Admission Office.

College Board Advanced Placement Tests Packet (pdf)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) authorizes qualified secondary schools to offer the IB curriculum and administer examinations. A student must be enrolled in an authorized school to be eligible to sit for IB examinations. The IB curriculum offers coursework at the higher level (HL) and the standard level (SL). Over 800 secondary schools in nearly 100 countries offer IB.

International Baccalaureate packet (pdf)

Transcripted Credit

Transcripted Credit represents a technical college course taught by a WTCS (Wisconsin Technical College System) certified high school teacher at the high school. A successful student earns credit both at their high school and on an official MATC transcript which may be transferable within the WTCS.

Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing represents a high school course that has similar content to an MATC course. It is taught by a high school teacher at the high school. A successful student becomes eligible to receive advanced standing credit only after enrolling in an associate degree or a technical diploma program at MATC.

For more information, visit CPLE.

Youth Apprenticeship

Youth Apprenticeship is a Wisconsin high school and work-based program in which high school students combine academic courses and applicable employment to, upon successful completion, receive a state certificate. This certificate represents credentials that are recognized by business and industry throughout Wisconsin. Students have the option to participate in either an abbreviated one-year or a standard two-year Youth Apprenticeship Program. Advanced standing credits are awarded to Youth Apprenticeship graduates who enroll in a sequenced MATC program.

For more information, visit:  https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/youthapprenticeship/

Start College Now

Start College Now is a program that allows qualified high school students to take college-level courses at MATC. Students generally participate in this program to enhance their educational opportunities beyond the high school offerings. Wisconsin Technical College System - Start College Now (Formerly Youth Options)

Dual Enrollment Academy for High School Seniors

2020-2021 Dual Enrollment Academy application (pdf)

Dual Enrollment Academy Information Nights

View/print Infosheet (pdf)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
5 - 7 p.m.
MATC Oak Creek Campus Lecture Hall A241
6665 South Howell Avenue

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
5 - 7 p.m.
MATC Mequon Campus – Lecture Hall
5555 West Highland Road

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
5 - 7 p.m.
MATC Oak Creek Campus Lecture Hall A241
6665 South Howell Avenue

Project Lead The Way

Project Lead the Way and Milwaukee Area Technical College

project-leadtheway.jpgMilwaukee Area Technical College will award, upon enrollment at MATC, Advanced Standing credit to High School students who have successfully completed PLTW courses under the following conditions and in the following programs:

►Complete the course with an 85% average or better
►Score 70% or better on the PLTW conprehensive exam
►Present a completed course portfolio

 

Project Lead the Way Class

Milwaukee Area
Technical College Course 

Milwaukee Area Technical College Program

Principles of Engineering (POE)

Technical Elective (2 credits)

Mechanical Design Technology

Architectural Technology

Biomedical Electronics Technology

Computer Electronics Technology

Electronics Technology-Automation and Controls

Electronics Technology-Communications

Electronics Engineering Technology (EET)

Welding Technology

Introduction to Engineering (IED)

Technical Elective (2 credits)

Computer Electronics Technology

Mechanical Design

Electronics Technology-Automation and Controls

Architectural Technology

Biomedical Electronics Technology

Civil Engineering Technology

Digital Electronics (DE

Technical Elective (2 credits)

Electronics Technology-Automation and Controls

Electronics Engineering Technology (EET)

Computer Electronics Technology

Biomedical Electronics Technology

Engineering Design and Development

Technical Elective (2 credits)

Mechanical Design Technology

Electronics Engineering Technology (EET)

Architectural Technology

Civil Engineering Technology

Please note that the college's standard assessment and placement policies will
also be used to as part of the decision regarding course placement. 

Other Project Lead the way (PLTW) Links
Project Lead the Way - Wisconsin
Wisconsin Technical College System Articulation Statement

Nontraditional Occupations

Nontraditional Occupations Can Be Your Future

Nontraditional Occupations (NTO) are careers that currently employ 25% or less of one gender.

For women, NTO careers offer higher wages than many occupations dominated by females. Engineers, architects, police officers, firefighters, electrical technicians, electronic technologists and construction trades are examples of high-wage female NTO careers. These careers are expected to show rapid growth during the next decade.

For men, NTO careers in the health sciences are often high-wage, fast-growth careers. Other male NTO career areas include service areas such as travel agent, administrative assistant, barber/cosmetology and child care.

Learn more about NTO programs (link)

Apply for a Dual Credit Course